UT athletic director Steve Patterson's estimate came in response to a question at a forum in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday about how much it would cost athletic departments if the NCAA loses its appeals in the Ed O'Bannon case. The other is the NCAA's recent recommendation to give the power conferences - Big 12, SEC, Big Ten, Pac-12 and ACC - the power to pay students the difference between the value of a scholarship and the full cost of attendance, which is usually a few thousand dollars.
A pair of mullet did that greyhounding thing they do when trying to put some distance between themselves and something with sharp teeth and lethal intent, squirting from the wind-crinkled water covering a room-size patch of oyster shell and frantically skipping across the bay surface in a series of shallow, urgent arcs. A cool front had pushed over the coast during the night, bringing with it the stiff northeast wind that swept the sky clear of clouds and humidity and dropping the temperature to a level that made a light jacket feel good. Along the sandy shorelines and over the exposed reefs, swarms of sandpipers twisted and wheeled in unison as if their flock were a single organism. [...] out over the bay, we could see the white flash of gull wings as the birds hovered and plunged, picking off migrating shrimp driven to the surface by hungry fish - speckled trout or sand trout, probably, but maybe redfish. [...] after watching one or two bunches of gulls break up and scatter after just a few seconds of frantic potlicking, we thought it obvious the windy conditions and rough water meant this would not be a good day for that kind of run-and-gun fishing. Chasing the birds is best on autumn days of light wind and calm water, when the gulls can more easily spot swirls of feeding fish and the skittering of shrimp running for their lives. The exposed shell on the reef was populated by a smorgasbord of birds, among them resident brown pelicans and a considerable number of their white pelican cousins, migrants, like the ducks, just arrived from their nesting ground on northern prairies.
Review one lawyer's fight vs. Harris County probation officials.
The manager of a cell phone store was struck in the face Wednesday during a robbery, Harris County officials said.